"purveyance" Definition

  1. n. The act or process of providing or procuring; providence; foresight; preparation; management.
  2. n. That which is provided; provisions; food.
  3. n. A providing necessaries for the sovereign by buying them at an appraised value in preference to all others, and oven without the owner's consent. This was formerly a royal prerogative, but has long been abolished.

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Position in dictionary: 79953 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n.,
Words that start with "purveyance": 1
Words that end with "purveyance": 2
Words that contain "purveyance": 2
Next words in dictionary: purveyed, purveying, purveyor, purview, pus
Previous words in dictionary: purvey, purverable, purveiaunce, purveance, purulently

English Dictionary Definition of purveyance

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